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ERIC Number: ED573108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Stories from the Front Lines of Student Success: The Implementation and Progress of Near Peer Mentoring Programs in Alaska and Idaho. Western Policy Exchanges
Krueger, Carl
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
This brief provides an overview of the implementation and impact of near peer mentoring programs in Alaska and Idaho from the standpoint of both existing research and the near peers themselves. While progress is being monitored as part of state College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program implementation and activity, only limited data on the overall effectiveness of the model are currently available. Therefore, in addition to what is known about specific outcomes, including increased Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submissions and postsecondary applications and enrollments, this brief provides testimonials from mentors and the students they served--students who might have never considered college as an option without the extra support of a near peer or college guide. Further, based on internal program data and outcomes, the brief also offers strategies and promising practices that have helped to foster a college-going culture in schools that serve a predominantly low-income student body.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Idaho
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A